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Virtual Q&A on Facebook Live – Opiates in the Civil War with Jonathan Jones
May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT| FREE
COVID-19 and closures won’t stop us from sharing the incredible lessons we can learn from studying medical care during the Civil War!
Join us on Monday, May 18 at 1:00 PM on Facebook Live for a virtual program hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in live by visiting facebook.com/civilwarmed/live at the scheduled time.
Director of Interpretation Jake Wynn will have a conversation with Historian Jonathan Jones about his extensive research on opiates in the 19th century. Opium based medication was a staple for Civil War surgeons, and its heavy use impacted the post-war years as well. Send us your questions in advance on Facebook or by email (email@example.com) and tune in to the Museum’s Facebook page for what is sure to be a fascinating conversation. During this FREE program, you’ll hear about different aspects of healthcare on the front lines and in hospitals during the most destructive conflict in our nation’s history that continues impact us today. We are here to answer your questions about Civil War medical care!
Jonathan Jones is a PhD candidate with the History Department at Binghamton University. Over the last several years he has produced several tours, talks, interviews, and publications regarding Civil War veterans as they dealt with health complications after the war. His dissertation is titled “‘A Mind Prostrate:’ Opiate Addiction in the Civil War’s Aftermath.”
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